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Hindus rejoice, Muslims deplore India court ruling on temple

Nov. 9, 2019 7:42 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Hindu temple on a disputed religious ground in the country's north and ordered that alternative land be given to Muslims to build a mosque - a verdict in a highly contentious case that was immediately deplored by a key Muslim body. The dispute over...

Pakistan avoids terror financing blacklist _ for now

Oct. 18, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An international monitoring agency has given Pakistan four months to prove it is fighting terrorism financing and money laundering — or it could be put on a damaging global blacklist. The Financial Action Task Force also threatened Iran, which is already blacklisted, with even tougher...

Pakistan says Saudis, Iran willing to pursue diplomacy

Oct. 16, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's foreign minister says Iran and Saudi Arabia have indicated a willingness to pursue diplomacy to end their disputes after Pakistan's prime minister traveled to both countries to try and ease tensions. Tensions between the rival Middle Eastern countries escalated following last...

Pakistan faces black list of countries financing terrorism

Oct. 15, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is trying to avoid getting blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force, a global watchdog, when it meets Wednesday in Paris. A report earlier this month by the task force's Asia Pacific Group, which monitors Pakistan's progress, is not encouraging. The report says Pakistan has...

UK's Prince William, Kate arrive in Pakistan for 5-day visit

Oct. 14, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad on Monday on a five-day visit, which authorities say will help further improve relations between the two countries. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were accorded a red-carpet reception on their arrival at...

Official: Prince William, Kate to visit Pakistan Oct. 14

Oct. 11, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's foreign minister says Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate will arrive in the capital, Islamabad, on a four-day visit next week. Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Friday the royal couple, known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will arrive in Pakistan on Oct. 14. He...

Pakistan's PM to visit Iran, Saudi Arabia to ease tensions

Oct. 11, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's foreign minister says Prime Minister Imran Khan will travel to Iran's capital Saturday before traveling on to Saudi Arabia to try and ease tensions between the two Islamic countries. Shah Mahmood Qureshi made the announcement Friday, while talking to reporters in the city...

Taliban say Afghanistan has freed several of their prisoners

Oct. 7, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Taliban officials say several of their group's members have been freed from Afghan jails, including former shadow governors, just days after a U.S. envoy met top Taliban leaders in the Pakistani capital following the suspension of U.S.-Taliban talks last month. The Taliban also said they...

Police: Indian fire kills woman in Pakistan-held Kashmir

Oct. 7, 2019 5:46 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Sniper fire from India killed a woman outside her home in the border village of Abbaspur, in Pakistan-held Kashmir, a senior Pakistani police official said Monday. According to police chief Zulqarnain Chaudhry, the 45-year-old woman was killed on Sunday. The fire came from the...

Pakistan, Afghan Taliban call for resumption of peace talks

Oct. 3, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Senior Afghan Taliban leaders and Pakistani officials on Thursday called for the resumption of talks on a peaceful resolution to the war in Afghanistan. The appeal, made during a rare Taliban visit to Islamabad, comes after months-long U.S.-Taliban negotiations collapsed in September and...